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Samyang Optics Launches the Premium Photo Lens- XP 50mm F1.2

Samyang Optics Launches the Premium Photo Lens- XP 50mm F1.2

By Canon Rumors | February 20, 2018 | Third Party Lenses

February 20th, 2018, Seoul, South Korea – Global optics brand, Samyang Optics is pleased to unveil the Premium Photo Lens – XP 50mm F1.2 for Canon full frame DSLR cameras. The XP 50mm F1.2 is the third lens of the premium line up, XP series, created under the motto of ‘Excellence in Performance’. The XP 50mm F1.2 lens is expected to expand the brand power of Samyang in the premium lens market thanks to its great image quality, following in the footsteps of the XP 14mm F2.4, XP 85mm F1.2.

The moment of the drama with absolute resolution
This lens, built for DSLR cameras, has a resolution of more than 50 megapixels for photography and 8K for video. The XP 50mm F1.2 manual focus lens enables you to capture those dramatic moments in perfect image quality with a bright F1.2 aperture. In particular, it optimizes for portraits, capturing the delicate change of the eye at the time of a portrait, right down to a strand of hair, and bright and beautiful skin colour. You can express unconstrained depth with the bright aperture, while the 9 blades also deliver beautiful bokeh, starburst, and out-focusing effects. Also, you can even achieve high image quality in low light conditions and indoors thanks to the fast shutter speed

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Canon Broadcast Lenses at the Olympics, and Why They Can Cost Upwards of $200,000

Canon Broadcast Lenses at the Olympics, and Why They Can Cost Upwards of $200,000

By Canon Rumors | February 19, 2018 | Canon Lens News

It’s sometimes hard to fathom spending $12,000 on a Canon EF 600mm f/4L IS II or $45,000 on a Canon CN-E  Canon CN-E 30-300mm T2.95-3.7, but Canon’s broadcast lenses are a whole different animal. Take the $222,000 Canon UHD Digisuper 86 for example (please buy one from my link, because that would be cool).

Popular Science has posted a great article about some of these lenses that can cost well over $200,000. To be fair, there’s not for the general consumer, but NBC apparently have 70 of them in use at the 2018 winter Olympics.

These lenses are manufactured to the strictest tolerances for obvious reasons.

Lens elements are typically ground down from rough glass blanks, and then polished—sometimes by hand—to get rid of imperfections. “We spend a lot more time polishing 4K lenses because imperfections that measure just a nanometer can affect performance,” Read the full article at Popular Science

Canon really does have the full spectrum of lenses available for whatever is required.

Leaked: Samyang XP 50mm f/1.2 EF for EF Mount

Leaked: Samyang XP 50mm f/1.2 EF for EF Mount

By Canon Rumors | February 19, 2018 | Third Party Lenses

Images of a soon-to-be-announced XP Samyang 50mm f/1.2 EF have leaked out.

This lens will be available for EF mount. We don’t see any markings that would suggest this lens is going to have autofocus, so it’s likely going to be similar to the manual focus XP 85mm f/1.2.

It’s possible this will only be for the EF mount.